[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-2: Depleted IPv4 reserves
martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs
Tue Mar 24 13:37:24 EDT 2009
> *Policy statement:*
> 4.1.8 Depleted IPv4 reserves
> A limit will be applied to all IPv4 address requests when ARIN's reserve
> of unallocated IPv4 address space drops below an equivalent /9. When
> this happens, an ISP or End User may receive up to a single /20 within a
> six month period. This restriction will be lifted in the event the
> reserve of unallocated IPv4 address space increases to an equivalent /7.
This policy seems to impose exactly the same unfair application that Counsel
described in the summary for global policy for returning v4 space to the
IANA. Creating equal shares only means that equal allocations occur. It
still creates a severe need imbalance and potentially creates an unfair
advantage for smaller players that a /20 does fulfill their needs.
What's the projection of the impact of this policy on our final exhaustion,
total meltdown of IPv4 allocations utilizing in-region maximum available
Perhaps we should instead make it less desireable to get PI and have anyone
who needs a /20 or less accept PA from their upstream?
A this time, I am not in favor of this policy.
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